A body believed to be Miya Marcano has been found, Florida sheriff says
Orange County Sheriff

A body believed to be Miya Marcano has been found, Florida sheriff says

Authorities in Florida have discovered a body believed to be missing 19-year-old Miya Marcano, Orange County Sheriff John Mina said in a news conference Saturday.

Detectives have notified Marcano’s family, Mina said, but authorities are still waiting for an official identification to be made by the medical examiner and the cause of death has yet to be determined. A purse with Marcano’s identification was located near the body, he said.

“Everyone wanted this outcome to be different,” Mina said.

Marcano had been missing since September 24, when she was last seen at the Arden Villas Luxury Apartments in Orlando where she lived and worked, according to the sheriff’s office.

Members of the Orange County Sheriff’s emergency response team found the body around 10:45 a.m. Saturday while searching a wooded area near the Tymber Skan on the Lake apartments in Orange County, Mina said.

According to the sheriff, cell phone records indicated Armando Manuel Caballero, a person of interest in the case who was found dead of an apparent suicide September 27, was “in or near” the apartments for about 20 minutes the evening Marcano was reported missing.

Authorities believed Caballero — a maintenance worker at the Arden Villas apartments — had accessed Marcano’s apartment without her permission, Mina previously said. An arrest warrant had been issued for Caballero for burglary.

Caballero used to live at the Tymber Skan apartments, Mina said Saturday. He told reporters that investigators are not looking for any other people in connection to the case.

Next steps in the case “will focus a lot on the autopsy” and completing the timeline of events in the case, Mina told reporters.

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